BPIE just launched a report on Energy Performance Certificates. This report explores the national approaches to buildings efficiency certification and finds that Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) could be among the most important drivers of energy performance of the European building stock. However, most Member States are struggling with public acceptance and market-uptake.
It provides a comprehensive overview of EPC schemes and databases for residential and non-residential buildings across Europe and identifies good practices to make EPC data reliable and accessible. It builds on the findings to elaborate policy recommendations and concludes that data gaps, low reliability due to a lack of quality control and limited access to data are preventing Member States from exploiting the full potential of the schemes.
Several maps enrich the report, presenting the diversity of implementation measures in Member States in terms of design and methodologies, quality assurance, experts training, control systems, etc.
You can find more information here.